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Jaime Murillo Convicted of 1st Degree Murder for Shooting Olajuwon Milligan in Salinas

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A jury convicted a Salinas man for the murder of 21-year-old Olajuwon Milligan last year, the Monterey County District Attorney’s office announced Thursday. Jaime Murillo, also 21, shot Milligan on March 14, 2013, just a block from Alisal High School in Salinas, minutes before the school day ended. The two men argued before Milligan walked away with his girlfriend to avoid further confrontation.

But Murillo followed both of them and shot Milligan four times, killing him almost instantly, police said. Murillo’s conviction contains a gang enhancement on top of the conviction for first-degree murder with a gun. He will spend at least 50 years in prison and possibly a lifetime. Murillo is a member of the Sureno gang.

He will be sentenced Jan. 6, 2015, for both the murder and a case where he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm. That case also includes a gang enhancement. Murillo could face as many as seven years for the illegal possession of the firearm.

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